Transportation

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I live in Las Vegas, which is pretty far away. The incredibly small airport ensures that I always have at least two flights to get home and sometimes making the connection is a problem.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are many bus services around campus at FSU, but I don't use them because they are not 100% reliable. I have been late to many classes because of unexpected stops made, drivers taking pit stops for longer periods of time and switching drivers, and students taking too long to get out of and on to the buses. I prefer to drive, but I know of many people who rely on the buses and do not experience too many bad incidents like I have.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The bus routes are great, and the Nite Nole has saved so many people from drunk driving. There are apps to see where the buses are and how long until they get to certain stops, and also that show how much availability there is in all of the parking garages. Can't complain at all.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is buses all over campus and it takes you to off campus housing as well.

Local transportation is free for students with a valid ID.

Long distance you have to pay for yourself, but there is many options to get back home.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are buses for on and off campus transportation as well as a shuttle and zip cars available for rental

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 14th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1235th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1240th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheryl Justis
Hometown
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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The FSU Seminole Express bus system is a reliable and safe way to get around campus, with service running on average of every 10–15 minutes. It’s also free, which makes it extremely popular with the student body. StarMetro, Tallahassee’s bus system, also offers free service with a valid student ID. Tallahassee can boast one of the better public transportation systems in the state. City buses are always a reliable way to get around town, and FSU has a regular bus route around campus that is a lifesaver during the heat of summer. There is also a downtown trolley that runs Monday through Friday, and taxis are always an option for those with money burning a hole in their pocket. In a pinch, you can always call a cab to get you around downtown or to one of the shopping malls.

If you're looking to venture outside the city limits, there are a number of car rental agencies close to campus. The Tallahassee Regional Airport also provides reliable service, but expect to pay more for airfare. Some people forego the local airport, renting a car, instead, and driving to Jacksonville or Atlanta to save a couple hundred dollars. Basically, as long as you aren't going too far, transportation around campus and the city is convenient and cheap.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bum a ride.
  • Ride a bike. Tallahassee has numerous bike lanes and trails.
  • Take the city bus because it's free with your student ID.
  • Walk, as long as it's close to campus. Tallahassee is very hilly.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Alternatively, you can just take a cab; a cab ride to the airport costs approximately $20.
  • Capital Transportation (850) 580-8080
  • Croom's Transportation (850) 653-2466

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Seminole Express Bus

parking.fsu.edu/transportation.html

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

StarMetro

Allows students with valid FSU IDs to ride without charge on all city bus routes on regular class days.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Tallahassee Regional Airport

The airport is approximately 6 miles southwest of campus.

(850) 891-7802

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The Greyhound terminal is located approximately four blocks from campus, across the street from the city bus terminal.

112 W. Tennessee St.

(850) 222-4249 or (800) 231-2222

www.greyhound.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 234 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 4% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 27% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 65% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 233 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 7% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 81% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 3% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 233 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 27% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 232 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 232 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 232 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

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